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Saudi king set to launch new mega development projects

Projects by Saudi Aramco and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu will be launched

Saudi king set to launch new mega development projects
Saudi Arabias King Salman. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is set to launch several development projects in the fields of housing, culture and knowledge during his visit to the eastern province from Riyadh, according to governor of Al-Ahsa region Prince Badr Bin Jalawi.

Some of the projects include those of Saudi Aramco and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Bin Jalawi told the Saudi Press Agency.

These include expanding the production capacity of the largest oil field in the world, Manifa field, and Aramco’s Khurais Arabian Light Crude Increment as well as the launch of large-scale mining projects in Raas Al-Khair and Jubail on November 29.

Other projects include the stand-alone Wasit Gas Plant and the Shaybah oil field in the Empty Quarter desert.

During the visit, the King will also meet citizens to know more about their needs and aspirations as well as listen to their demands, Bin Jalawi said.

“On behalf of the people of the region, I am honored to welcome the King on the auspicious occasion of his visit to the region in order to see in person the condition of the people and taking care of their small and big matters. The King will lay foundation stone and open several projects that have great benefit to the national economy and the Kingdom’s service sector,” he added.

EE1 2 years ago

These projects will offer many job opportunities for the Saudi youth on many fields. Moreover, they will also use their knowledge and apply their education on the real-world environment. Saudi Arabia is an aspiring place that holds great treasures.